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NSAC approves Floyd Mayweather boxing event on Aug. 26, revives Conor McGregor super fight talks

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. will promote a boxing event on Sat., Aug. 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, courtesy of Showtime, after getting rubber stamped by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Wednesday.

That will undoubtedly revive talks of a Conor McGregor super fight, after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder began negotiating with the undefeated pugilist earlier this year.

The likelihood of that actually happening?

That depends on how much progress UFC President Dana White was able to make over the past few weeks, though the ball is ultimately in Mayweather’s court. as you might expect, a high-profile deal like this all boils down to “Money.”

Unless Aug. 26 was reserved exclusively for his stable of pugilists.

“I do not have any completed boxing license for McGregor or Mayweather,” NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting. “I have no documents from the promoters requesting this fight and/or for this fight to be approved.”

That process would likely take a week or less.

We still don’t know how serious Mayweather is at this point. Just over 24 hours ago, reports began circulating that he was no longer interested in that date and pulled himself from the agenda. Fast-forward to this afternoon and it’s locked and loaded.

Where we go from here remains to be seen.

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